Lake Orion, MI
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Lake Orion is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 3,051 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lake Orion is the 285th largest community in Michigan. Lake Orion has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Lake Orion real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Lake Orion house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lake Orion is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Orion is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Orion who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (12.63%), and food service (12.07%).

Of important note, Lake Orion is also a village of artists. Lake Orion has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lake Orion’s character.

Also of interest is that Lake Orion has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Lake Orion is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Orion, the average commute to work is 31.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Lake Orion are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.33% of adults in Lake Orion have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lake Orion in 2010 was $34,422, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,688 for a family of four. However, Lake Orion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lake Orion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Orion residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lake Orion include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lake Orion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German.